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City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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$83,240.74 - $111,868.59 Annually


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Full-time Classified

Job Number

22-00685 (NC)


Public Services

Opening Date


Closing Date

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General Statement of Duties

Provide specialized architectural and/or urban design services; prepares programs, documents, correspondence and presentations related to architectural and/or urban design projects; serves as a liaison between the City, contractors and other related groups in order to help see a project through to completion; supervises the work of subordinate personnel.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge Of

Principles and practices of architecture and/or urban design theory.

Auto CAD programs and their use.

Facility management principles.

Construction materials and methods.

Cost estimation; budget management procedures.

Principles of management, supervision and training.

Ability To

Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Create drafting/architectural drawings.

Estimate costs and time requirements of construction requirements.

Prepare contract documents, specifications, requests for proposals and other documents.

Manage construction projects.

Work with a wide range of people, from construction workers to community leaders.

Analyze and solve complex problems.

Make architectural presentations to the public.

Use computer office applications to prepare necessary documents and correspondence.

Manage, supervise and train subordinate personnel; assign work to subordinate personnel.

Required Education And Experience

PROMOTIONAL: Each applicant must have three years experience with the City of Cincinnati as an Architecture Intern plus a Bachelors degree (five- or six-year track) from an accredited college or university in architecture. (Resume and transcripts must be attached or application will be rejected.)

OPEN: Each applicant must have a Bachelor's degree (five- or six-year track) from an accredited college or university in architecture. If not registered in Ohio when appointed, Ohio registration must be obtained during the probationary period. (Resume and transcripts must be attached or application will be rejected.)

Other Requriements

Possession of an architectural license by the Ohio State Board of Examiners of Architects as Professional Architect.

Possession of a valid Driver's License.

Military Education & Experience Evaluation

Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

Additional Information

Background Investigation: A criminal background investigation will be conducted for this position (according to Civil Service Commission Rule 15 – Sensitive Classifications/Positions and the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2001 and the Patriot Act). The purpose is to detect security risks and prevent security threats posed by potential employees.

U.S. Citizenship: All positions with the City of Cincinnati require that each applicant be a citizen of the United States or have a valid permanent resident card at the time of appointment (date of hire).

HR Contact:

Working and Physical Conditions

Examples Of Work Performed

(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

Prepare design concepts, plans, etc. for assigned projects; use CAD and manual methods.

Write and prepare urban design or facility plans, including analyses, design, guidelines and recommendations.

Prepare specifications, estimates and contract documents for assigned projects.

Prepare verbal, written and graphic presentations as assigned; produce renderings and models as appropriate.

Attend a variety of meetings with clients, contractors, City administrators and other groups; negotiate with various groups as needed in order to see projects through to completion.

Assume project management duties and project team coordination duties as assigned; fill in for Architect Supervisor as assigned.

Provide instruction, training and assistance to technical staff as appropriate.

Write reports and prepare correspondence as assigned.

Prepare paperwork for contract bidding processes; review bid documents received.

Provide information and assistance with developing the departmental budget.

Assist those contacted in the course of duty in an effective, efficient and professional manner.

Perform related duties as assigned.

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
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This is a Noncompetitive position that includes an evaluation of the applications to determine if the applicants meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the "Required Education and Experience" section. A Noncompetitive process may also consist of other components, such as a qualifying test, to determine if the applicant is able to perform the duties of the position. Applications that meet the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the hiring department for consideration. Please review the "Required Education and Experience" section for additional information.
  • I have read the above statement.

Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No

Are you a current City employee with at least three years of experience as an Architect Intern?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you have a Bachelor's degree (five-or six-year track) from an accredited college or university in Architecture? (TRANSCRIPT SHOWING DEGREE COMPLETION MUST BE ATTACHED)
  • Yes
  • No

Do you currently possess an architectural license by the Ohio State Board of Examiners of Architects as a Professional Architect?
  • Yes
  • No

If you do not currently possess an architectural license by the Ohio State Board of Examiners of Architects as a Professional Architect, do you understand that Ohio registration must be obtained during the probationary period?
  • Yes
  • No

If you possess an architectural license by the Ohio State Board of Examiners of Architects as a Professional Architect, did you attach a copy?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you understand resume and transcripts showing degree completion must be attached or application will be rejected?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you understand notifications regarding this position will be sent via email, therefore, it is your responsibility to check your personal email, GovernmentJobs mailbox, SPAM, JUNK, and CLUTTER FOLDERS for any and all communication sent regarding this position ?
  • Yes
  • No

I understand I am responsible for maintaining the accuracy of my application with my contact information, including my street address, email address, and telephone numbers by contacting (insert analyst name and email address)
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  • No

I understand I am responsible for maintaining the accuracy of my contact information, including my street address, email address, and telephone numbers. My failure to maintain accurate contact information may result in me not receiving information regarding this job announcement and/or may result in me not receiving further consideration for this employment opportunity. To update this information, visit, click on the "career seekers" link, and follow the prompts. For technical difficulties, contact NEOGOV support at 855-524-5627.
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City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202